I Have a Sword
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I Have a Sword

61%
34 Reviews
Author:
On Azure Phoenix Peak (青鸾峰上)
Translator:
Coca and Corlumbus
Adopted into the Ye Clan, Ye Guan is clueless about who he is and where he comes from. One day, an opportunity comes where he is acquainted with a not-so-little Little Pagoda and was bestowed a sword. Under the guidance of a Great Sword Immortal, Ye Guan is ready to take on the world. But so was his father and grandfather…In a universe with multiple realms, Ye Guan started from a very insignificant clan, in an insignificant state. With his almost god-like sword, follow Ye Guan on his journey as he makes a name for himself and finds out who he truly is. With a refreshingly straightforward personality, you can expect the unexpected when it comes to Ye Guan… For example, he makes it a point to kill his opponents before they can make any dramatic pre-war declarations. 
“Ye Guan, today will be your death anniver—” Squelch! And the guy was killed…
MC: Why bother shit-talking before a fight? 
In this fast-paced novel, there’s gonna be a lot of ‘wait what?’ moments, xxx moments and blah blah blah.
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Chapters
578 Chapters
Licensed From
Zongheng

Details

Written by On Azure Phoenix Peak (青鸾峰上), the author of Almighty Sword Domain.

Translated by: Coca and Corliss
Edited by: Veela

Reviews
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crackedcactus
VIP
5 months ago
Not recommended
Purchased
As of chapter 220

I have to say I can’t recommend this novel. I enjoyed the earlier chapters and thought the author would develop and flesh out the world. Even the FL disappears for over a hundred chapters and multiple new FL candidates introduced and discarded relatively quickly. By the 160 chapters, the novel’s plot feels more like a runaway train. At this point I have no faith that it will be brought back to a satisfying pace or even a conclusion.

As of chapter 220, the entire power/cultivation system is such a mess that I doubt the translator knows how the realms go. If this was a power level or fantasy novel it wouldn’t be a big issue but by the 150s it’s truly hard to judge even the enemies due to losing all sense of how strong anyone really is except for the all mighty sword master. Making it worse is when alternate cultivation systems show up, without even clear distinctions between them and not comparing with what the readers have been told about the system the MC uses. What you get is a fragmented mess of terms and realms without comparisons, you might as well compare the power of Pokémon and Digimon directly without any context or support.

It’s such a mess that I’ve stopped championing the novel in the hopes of explanations or plot to settle down to a recognizable level. I could continue but honestly it just makes me sad to see what could be a great novel implode with such bad pacing/power.

Drak0nus
8 months ago
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Edited
Not recommended
Updated review: As of Chapter 75, I have dropped this novel. The main reason why I dropped this is because of its repetitiveness. I thought that this wouldn't suffer from one of the biggest issues of Chinese novels, which is plot repetition, but it unfortunately does. The plot moves so fast that the author ran out of ideas on how to make the story interesting.

In my old review, I said that its cliche subversion tactic was the one preventing it to be the same formulaic trashy Chinese novel. Unfortunately, this subversion tactic gets repeated over and over again. And it's not like there's any variation to the tactic, it's just the same type of subversion repeatedly done over and over, making the story very predictable.

Overall, my current rating for this novel would be 2/5. And also, my previous recommendation was neutral, but now it's a not recommended one.

Old review: I am someone who views a lot of Chinese novel cliches such as face-slapping, courting death, bragging one's status, & etc., to be incredibly stupid. So seeing this novel's writing of subverting the readers' expectations by doing the opposite of those cliches to a certain extent, is still pretty stupid to me.

Now, I'm not saying that this is a bad novel. But for a person like me who hates those kinds of cliches and tropes, the subversion tactic is at best a decent attempt to not be trashy. Nonetheless, the novel is interesting enough for me to still read. This is purely because my nitpicks are mostly about the Chinese novel cliches, which Chinese novel fans probably like.

Lastly, I'm still wondering why this has a comedy tag. I don't know if it's because of jokes not translating well in text form, but I hardly see any joke or humorous undertone in this novel. And on the rare chance that I got to see them, they're not funny at all. Can someone tell me if it's the same case for other readers?

Anyway, I'd give this novel a solid 3/5. A decent read if you're bored.

Kurotoraono
VIP
8 months ago
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Edited
Recommended
I really like this story, No BS, no excessive tie ins. Straight out "F" around and find out. No trying to hold back at all or be on a higher morality. This Ye Guan is straight thugging it and like the commercial says "She'll like it too". I appreciate that his lady (Fiance') is not a thot and actually wants to be with him for the way he is. Even when he tried to give everyone "FACE" when he lost his abilities for a while he easily took care of everything in a ruthless manner. He's not a reincarnation so that makes it even better that he already has this mindset. Now I read the premise and he is a swordsman in the world of martial artists. This makes it so that he gives maximum dmg for little to moderate effort. The MC is definitely going to be a true monster. I LIKE IT... I like it a lot.

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